Keeping it in the Playdale family at annual cricket match

Thursday, 20th July 2017 3:51 pm

This year’s annual cricket match between Leven Valley Cricket Club and Eskdale Cricket Club took place on 9th July. The annual fixture has been going for around 35 years when the co-founder of Playdale Jack Croasdale set it up alongside his friend from Eskdale Cricket Club. This year Leven Valley CC (situated next to Playdale’s Head Office!) travelled to Eskdale CC for the exciting match.

Speaking about the event Gillian Croasdale, Playdale’s Finance Director said “I always remember the match being a good family day out from when I was a youngster and my father, Jack, would be very pleased that the fixture has continued.  My son Paul and my husband Kevin played this year and Matt McGinley from Playdale played too. Although they each managed to get runs or wickets or both the Leven Valley team could not quite reach the 148 set by Eskdale.”

Jack Croasdale was a wicketkeeper and each year the teams play for a wooden hand carved replica of wicketkeeping gloves. The image below shows our Finance Director Gillian Croasdale presenting the trophy to David King who accepted it on behalf of Eskdale CC. In accepting the trophy David mentioned that he had been involved in the annual fixture for over 25 years and he was pleased that the match continued to be played in the friendly spirit it always had been.

We’d like to pass on our congratulations to Eskdale CC and a huge well done to all of the players and to everyone that was involved in organising a fantastic day.